Estonian EU external border programme

Preserving heritage


Name of Lead Beneficiary

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation_ER187


Union of Setomaa_ER187

Associated partners

Kihnu Living Heritage; Kodavere Heritage center

Thematic objective

TO5 Support to local and regional good governance

Start date: 10.05.2023

End date: 09.12.2023

Duration: 7 months

Specific area

Improving cooperation between local and regional authorities and their sub-units

Programme co-financing

65 618,81

Total budget

72 909,79


South Estonia

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Completed (5th Call for proposals)

Preserving heritage - ER187

Preserving Heritage project combines achievements of previously implemented cultural and educational projects in Setoland and larger Peipsiland. The project is also motivated by growing interest among educational formal and non-formal institutions how to use emerging digital technologies in the communication.

The overall objective: to improve the cooperation between Peipsi- and Setoland local communities and specialists in preserving and promoting local cultural, linguistic and historical heritage.

Specific objectives:

  • to advance the heritage teaching methodologies (traditional, digital) and network inside and outside of the Programme area;
  • to enrich knowledge and empower the ownership of young generation in Peipsi- and Setoland to their heritage;
  • to improve the knowledge of principles/practices of environmental friendly events.

It is believed that strong cultural heritage can enrich social capital and create a sense of individual and collective belonging.